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Two Weekend Robberies in Ampere Parkway Area

Police release descriptions of four men wanted in two separate incidents

Police are searching for four men wanted in connection to two robberies over the weekend in south Bloomfield.

Last Saturday, at around 3 a.m., three men approached a woman on the 100 block of N. 17th Street as she walked to her home, according to Sgt. Anthony Servedio, Bloomfield Police Department spokesperson. The men, who had exited a white mini-van, were armed with black and silver handguns and demanded she give them her keys, cell phone and purse.

After some resistance, the woman gave them her purse and phone but not her keys. The men fled the area in the mini-van, traveling west on First Avenue toward Ampere Parkway.

The men were described as follows:

One was described as a black man in his early 20s, 5'8 to 6' tall, thin build with a close-cut hair cut, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black cloth across his face, blue jeans and black Nike ACG boots.

The second was described as a black man, in his early 20s, 5'6 to 5'7 tall, thin build with dreadlocks or braided hair. He was wearing a skull cap and a gray hooded sweatshirt with a black cloth across his face, blue jeans and Nike ACG boots.

The third, who the woman told police was the driver, was described as a black man with a black hooded sweatshirt.

All three men were wearing their hoods up at the time of the incident.

The following night, at around 10 p.m., two men were sitting in front of a Waldo Avenue home when a man carrying a silver and black handgun approached them. The armed man reached into one of the men's pockets to rob him and pistol-whipped the man, who tried to push the suspect's hand away. The victim then hit the suspect, who fled toward Ampere Parkway.

The man was described as a black man in his mid-20s, 5'9 to 5'10 tall, thin build, close-cut hair, wearing a blue- or gray-striped black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and light-colored blue jeans.

It is unclear if the two incidents are related.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents can call Det. Lou Vitiello of the Bloomfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-680-4089.

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